As one of the Shirley Heritage Project‘s inter-generational projects, FoSJP organised a year’s worth of craft and sewing classes, aimed at all abilities, with a modern twist on World War II’s “Make Do and Mend” approach to home crafts.

Fees were £6 per session (£5 for concessions and FoSJP members), paid for in 6‑week blocks.

Two free places on each session were also made available to those with World War II “Make Do and Mend” experiences to share.


All sessions were held on Mondays, 1.00pm – 3.00pm, in the ParkLife Community Room at St.James’ Park.

Autumn 2011 31st October – 12th December Making Jewellery
Spring 2012 9th January – 26th March Mending & Darning Clothes
Summer 2012 16th April – 16th July Sewing Machine Skills

For more information about this course, please contact course tutor Hilary Moore on 023 8070 4441 or via

This course was part‑funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.